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Artisan Enhancements Clear Finish for Sealing Kitchen Cabinetry

It's no secret that tackling your own kitchen remodel by simply updating cabinetry with a few coats of paint is the most cost effective way to create dramatic change in your kitchen. Most DIYers are comfortable with the idea of painting cabinetry once they decide on a color. However, the prospect of sealing that new paint finish with a...

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Old World Patina Paint Finish Tutorial

When we recently came across this image on Pinterest, we knew these rustic candle sticks would be great inspiration for an Old World patina paint finish! We gathered together several new, mismatched candlesticks and set out to give them that elegant, rustic, Old World appeal! After painting each candlestick with a base coat of varying shades of grey and white, we...

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Gold Foil Ice Skate Tutorial

Ice skates are fun to use in winter decor, whether they're simply propped up in a vignette or filled with greens and hung on a wall, from a mantle or on a door! We came across this pair of skates at a thrift store that were just a little too new and white. They were crying out for artistic embellishment! Artisan...

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New Urn…Aged to Fabulous Imperfection!

We had so much fun creating a chippy, crusty, imperfectly aged finish on this new, ceramic urn! You too can achieve this look! Artisan Enhancements user-friendly art finishing products make it possible for beginners and experts alike to produce authentic, complex looking finishes with ease! The key to a finish like this one is layering! Don't be overwhelmed by the...

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Create an Abandoned Chateau Finish with Crackle Tex!

The many images that have been circulating on Pinterest of forgotten castles and chateaus crumbling away from the inside out, continue to intrigue us and capture our imaginations. Once majestic, ornate faux finished walls and doors that have been abandoned and left to age naturally overtime serve as great inspiration for paint finishes that cross the line between sophistication...

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Cindy And Barry Gazso of Studio 184 Elevate Their Painting Style And Business With Artisan Enhancements

Meet Cindy and Barry Gazso of Studio 184 in Madison, Wisconsin. The team has been officially trained using Artisan Enhancements and Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. They have passionately combined their love of all things Annie Sloan with Artisan Enhancements to meld the best of both DIY product worlds as retailers of the coordinating products. As you can see, their...

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Glazed and Foiled Regal Style Cabinet Tutorial

Now and then a piece of furniture comes along with great bones but zero personality. We like to think of these pieces as a blank canvas, the perfect subject for an artistic makeover. They need something with a little more dimension and design, something above and beyond a paint makeover. That's where Artisan Enhancements products really come into play,...

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Image Transfer Tutorial

With such an array of wonderful graphics and art images available online, incorporating transferred images into furniture makeovers and other DIY projects is all the rage! Although Artisan Enhancements™ Transfer Gel can be used as a decoupage medium, the intended transfer method which we show here will give you the appearance of an image that is an integrated part...

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Rhonda J’s Design Emporium, Inspiring Fearless Creativity!

Driven by her passion for creating and inspiring others, Rhonda is a high-energy artist and business woman with natural talent and an eye for color and design. From creating custom faux finishes on walls and furniture for her clients, to painting unique mixed media art and canvas paintings and instructing a variety of paint finish workshops, Rhonda does it...

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Spotlight on The Painted Bench, An Artisan Enhancements Premier Retailer

As The Painted Bench celebrates it's 2 year anniversary as Hamilton Ontario's go-to boutique shop for faux-finishing products and treasures for the home, we caught up with shop owner Melanie Anderson for some insight into her business and success. Melanie was eager to share about her favorite Artisan Enhancements products and how perfectly they compliment her other store offerings. Melanie...

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